Knitorious just purchased Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts of 2011. She is clicking her sticks to Talitha Kuomi’s Rib and Button Scarf. The Rib and Button Scarf pattern has short-row shaping and button plackets. The example uses a kettle-dyed yarn (Malabrigo Rios superwash merino; 210 yd). Knitorious inspired to start this pattern at 10:00 pm, did not have the specified yarn at her fingertips. What to do? Stash investigation uncovered a superwash worsted weight handpainted yarn spun using 100% superfine Australian merino. Classy in color plum paisley (2009) was handpainted in the US by Dream in Color.